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Fast Track for New Supervisors (Session 3)

Aug 18 - Oct 13, 2020
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The Talent Development team is excited to offer a new opportunity for supervisors who have been in their role for less than a year. “Fast Track for New Supervisors” is a unique opportunity to build the core competencies of leadership to support the university’s aspirations for talent development. 

The program consists of five modules provided in a blended instructor-led and online format with required pre- and post-work. The modules are designed to provide meaningful, relevant, and practical knowledge, skills, and abilities to help new supervisors be on the fast track to success. 

The five core modules include:

Tuesday, August 18 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the North End Center, Room 2420

The core of effective leadership is the ability to communicate well and recognize that others may express themselves differently. Thinking with clarity, expressing those ideas, and sharing the information across audiences is the ultimate supervisor’s tool.

Tuesday, September 1 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the North End Center, Room 2420

The performance of yourself and others drives the success of your team and organization. Knowing how to bring out the best in others and yourself is vital.

Tuesday, September 15 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the North End Center, Room 2420

Developing your team is an important part of being a supervisor. Yet, building teams, coaching to the next level, and managing the process is challenging. As a supervisor, you need to take responsibility for the team to provide collaborative opportunities within and with other departments. 

Tuesday, September 29 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the North End Center, Room 2420

Successfully guiding your teams through projects and change can be difficult, but the rewards have lasting impact. As a supervisor, having foundational knowledge of project management and change management is crucial.

Tuesday, October 13 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the North End Center, Room 2420

Knowing your resources is a fundamental support for all new supervisors. This will enable you to make ethical and timely decisions while perceiving the impact and implications of those decisions.

Space is limited! If you are within your first year as a new Virginia Tech supervisor, we encourage you to register for this program. You will be required to complete all five modules within one year of starting the program. You are encouraged to complete the modules consecutively.